Profile of Sharowat Shamin

Profile of Sharowat Shamin

Sharowat Shamin
Assistant Professor
Department of Law
Faculty of Law
Email: sharowat@du.ac.bd
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Short Biography:

Sharowat Shamin joined the University of Dhaka (DU) in 2016. She holds two LLMs in International Environmental and Energy Law (University of Oslo) and International and Comparative Law (University of Dhaka). Before joining DU, she taught law at BRAC University and Northern University Bangladesh. She worked in Bangladesh Civil Service as an Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner in 2014-15. Throughout her career, she held consultant positions at various government bodies as well as national and international environmental and human rights NGOs. She is particularly interested in energy law and climate change, constitutionalism, and human rights law. Sharowat is a Commonwealth Scholar, currently pursuing her PhD in Energy and Climate Change Law at the SOAS University of London.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Masters LLM in International Environmental and Energy Law University of Oslo Norway 2015
Post Graduate Diploma Human Rights University of Oslo Norway 2012
Masters LLM in International and Comparative Law University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2012
Bachelor LLB (Honors) University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2010
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2021 United Kingdom

To pursue the PhD research at the School of Law, SOAS University of London

International Royal Norwegian Government Quota Scheme Scholarship 2013 Norway

To pursue an LLM in Public International Law (Specialized in International Environmental and Energy Law) at the University of Oslo, Norway

International International Summer School (ISS) Scholarship 2012 Norway

To undertake 15 ECTS Master Degree level course on Human Rights at the International Summer School 2012 at the University of Oslo

Research Interest
Subject Description
Energy Law

Renewable energy and sustainable development

International Climate Change Law

Climate liability; loss and damage; State responsibility for climate change damages; climate litigation; SDG 13

Comparative Constitutional Law

Judicial review; public interest litigations; State responsibility vs. basic rights

Human Rights and Development

Right to development; integration of right to sustainable climate and environment in development agendas

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Identifying the Discriminatory Provisions in Domestic Laws Enacted During 2006 to 2020 Law Reform Project Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Bangladesh 15-04-2020 31-12-2020 Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka
Training and Reference Manual for RMG Paralegals Trade Union Paralegal Training ITC-ILO 01-04-2019 30-11-2019 Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS), University of Dhaka
Study of international instruments that relate to the ethnic and excluded communities of Bangladesh Professional Rights of the Excluded Communities Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD) 01-01-2019 31-12-2019 Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD)
Aichi Biodiversity Target 16 Legal Preparedness for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets International Development Law Organization (IDLO) 15-09-2013 31-01-2014 International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Domestic legal and policy framework of information and communication technology (ICT) regime in Bangladesh Freedom of Expression (FoE) Online Article 19 13-01-2013 10-04-2013 Article 19
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
1

Presented a paper titled ‘Excluded Communities and Protection of their Professional Rights: International and Domestic Laws’ at the National Conference of Excluded Communities, organized by SEHD, GBK, held on 20-21 June 2019 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2

Presented a paper titled ‘Social Exclusion and Rights Related to Work’ at the National Conference of Excluded Communities and Minorities, organized by SEHD, GBK, held on 22-23 November 2018 at Sreemangal, Bangladesh.

3

A paper titled ‘Constitutional values in the SAARC region: How democratic are the constitutions of the SAARC region?’ was presented at the 9th SAARC Chief Justices’ Conference and 12th SAARCLAW Conference held from May 24-26, 2013 at Thimphu, Bhutan

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Life and Nature Safeguard Platform (LNSP) Member 2018 to date
2 Supreme Court of Bangladesh Advocate 2016 to date
3 Dhaka Bar Association Advocate 2012 to date
4 Center for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) Legal Research Group Member 2013 to date
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Assistant Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 28-01-2021 Currently Working
Lecturer University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-10-2016 27-01-2021
Lecturer BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh 10-05-2015 30-09-2016

Courses Taught: Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Labour and Industrial Law

Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate Government of Bangladesh Rangpur, Bangladesh 07-08-2014 09-05-2015

Served as the Judge of the Executive Magistrate Court on a regular basis, and decided a good number of cases both inside the courtroom as well as through Mobile Courts on the matters regarding environmental conservation, illegal brick burning, drug abuse, and other law and order issues. Also executed various ministerial and Cabinet decisions in the capacity of an Assistant Commissioner.

In-Country Lawyer International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Oslo, Norway 01-09-2013 31-01-2014

Drafted the country-brief for Norway on Aichi Biodiversity Target 16 which went through a peer-review process and resulted into the working paper publication of the IDLO.

Associate Lawyer Amir and Amir Law Associates Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-04-2013 15-08-2013

Litigation (civil, criminal, writ, company affairs), legal opinion, research

Consultant Article 19 Bangladesh and South Asia Dhaka, Bangladesh 13-01-2013 20-04-2013

To review, critique and thereby preparing a report on domestic legal and policy framework of information and communication technology (ICT) regime in Bangladesh in order to ensure freedom of expression online and digital civic space.

Lecturer Northern University Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-01-2012 31-12-2012

Courses taught: Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Labor Law, Business Law

Researcher Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-11-2010 31-10-2011

To conduct research on contemporary legal issues and reviewing the research articles for the publication of Bangladesh Journal of Law.

Book Section
1
Sharowat Shamin and Ridwanul Hoque "Bangladesh." The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law. Albert, Richard and Landau, David and Faraguna, Pietro and Drugda, Šimon Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy (ISBN: 978-0-692-15916-3), 2020 28-32 .
2
Sharowat Shamin and Ridwanul Hoque "Bangladesh." I·CONnect-Clough Center 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law. Richard Albert; David Landau; Pietro Faraguna; Šimon Drugda Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, 2019 18-22 .
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Sharowat Shamin and Ridwanul Hoque "Bangladesh: The State of Liberal Democracy." The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law. Richard Albert; David Landau; Pietro Faraguna; Šimon Drugda Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 888, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper, 2018 28-32 .
4
Sharowat Shamin and Ridwanul Hoque "Bangladesh: Developments in Bangladeshi Constitutional Law." The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2016 Global Review of Constitutional Law. Richard Albert; David Landau; Pietro Faraguna; Šimon Drugda Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, 2017 17-21 .
Journal Article
1
Sharowat Shamin : Sustainability of the 2°C Temperature Target, Dhaka University Law Journal, Dhaka University Studies Part F, vol.30, pp.129-144, 2019 .
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Sharowat Shamin, Katherine Lofts, Sharaban T. Zaman and Robert Kibugi : Brief on Sustainable Development Goal 13 on Taking Action on Climate Change and Its Impacts: Contributions of International Law, Policy and Governance, McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, vol.13, no.1 pp.183-192, 2017 .